Founder & CEO of NextPrinciples, 20+ years of enterprise software in sales, product management and design thinking, closet geek
Satya possesses high levels of strategic, interpersonal, managerial, and technical skills. I was especially impressed with his calm and steady leadership style and his depth and breadth of technical knowledge.
Satya was the best manager I had during my 6 years at SAP(SAP America and SAP Asia). He is among the best colleagues I had the pleasure to work with.
I have known Satya now for more than five years. Satya is one of the most respected Directors in our company; by his employees, his peers and superiors as well as by the customers. He treats everybody with a manner of professionalism and integrity that is rarely seen in business life anymore. One his best abilities is to create a new successful practice from scratch. He is every company's #1 pick!
It was my sincere pleasure to work with Satya, an incredibly talented and unusually well-rounded project manager. He exhibits a rare knowledge about the business, technical, and inter-personal challenges typical of any high-pressure software project, navigating those challenges with grace and clarity. Satya earned my respect and friendship, and I'm grateful for all that I learned from him.
Satya is a self-starter who can navigate complex organizations and see projects thru to completion. I would have the full faith and confidence of Satya to lead any critical initiatives at one's organization.
Satya not only recruited me into the SAP world, but also mentored me from the beginning. This was an important task, as 6 years knowledge of SAP from the outside looking in is a very different to being on the inside.
As a manager, Satya knew when and how to advise whilst at the same time trusting in me to deliver above and beyond the expectations in my own manner.
Satya is one of the rare persons one finds who has the right balance of extraordinary competence and intelligence and right temparement. This has resulted in his steady rise and taking on new challenges. I first saw him as a Presales Manager 12 years back, when he demonstrated a maturity far beyond his age and experience. Since then he has taken varied assignments in industry management; regional sales and strategic management
Satya's temperament is what gives him the edge over others. He is even tempered, patient and an excellent coach and manager to his team members.
Another major strength of Satya is that he is a constant learner - acquiring new skills and knowledge and applying it to his work.
Satya has the qualities of being a CEO of a company and I am sure I will see him as one, sooner than later.
I have known Satya since 1998 and partnered on major engagements and building emerging markets. He is the consumate professional, highly intelligent, knowledgable and informed with an ability to speak at all levels of an organization. Extremely passionate and competent, Satya has proven throughout his career that he has a unique ability to drive results and provide solutions that are best in class. I wish Satya the very best on his current endevour as CEO of Next Principles, I have personally looked at his product and plans, and can attest to the great business this will drive. Clearly early adopters will reap the benefits of this great Social CRM solution, watch this space!
Satya built up the solution management team and provided huge support to the region. His comittment and innovative use of technology help to deliver our CRM solution at an early stage - Thanks Satya.
Satya built the first SAP CRM regional SWAT team at Singapore. This team was responsible to support the SAP APJ countries during all the phases of the customer engagement – presales, sales, implementation, partner enablement and enablement of support teams. Right from the introduction of the first SAP CRM release in the APJ market to achieving the #2 position in the market, Satya amply demonstrated his leadership qualities in no uncertain terms. He played a very important role to ensure adoption of this solution across the APJ region both by SAP Internal and Partner teams. His single minded commitment is unparalleled and his ability to go to great lengths (sleepless over many nights!) to ensure the success of a deal or a customer project, is legendary amongst people who know him well. His strong business and technical acumen, was hugely responsible to ignite passions across teams and deliver a successful solution in APJ. He can envision, plan and act both on strategy and operations at the same time with convenient ease and ensure that the details are not missed in pursuit of the overall objectives. Satya can quickly bring value to any discussion, in any forum – be it a customer engagement, product positioning or simply ensuring a successful implementation. He drives by personal example on commitment, passion and hard work and sets very high standards for himself. I wish him the very best in his future endeavor.
Satya was responsible for the launch of a major CRM release at SAP and we worked together on the marketing and communication of this product across Asia.
Satya is detailed oriented, highly professional in his approach to all markets and a master of the technology and CRM strategy. He is also a pleasure to work with.
Satya is one of the strongest colleagues I have ever worked with. He is a strong strategic thinker with deep expertise in enterprise software, combined with a laser-like focus on delivery and customer success.